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In February 2018, the Georgia Public Service Commission will decide the fate of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Can the U.S. nuclear power industry be revived?


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In February 2018, the Georgia Public Service Commission will decide the fate of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Can the U.S. nuclear power industry be revived?

Meltdown

In February 2018, the Georgia Public Service Commission will decide the fate of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Can the U.S. nuclear power industry be revived?

Duke Energy Plans To Strengthen South Carolina Energy Grid

Over the next decade, jobs and economic growth are expected to result from the $3 billion investment in the Power/Forward Carolinas initiative.

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

Illinois, Texas, Maryland, and Oregon round out the top five in moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the Grid Modernization Index.

Evaluating Natural Disaster Risk In Site Selection

Natural disaster risk is an important site selection factor that has the risk of being overlooked when evaluated alongside factors such as workforce and logistics. Featuring interactive natural disaster risk maps.

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca

Coastal rebuilding projects are driving the growth of the water sector in Louisiana. The Pelican State aims to become the Silicon Valley of the global water industry.

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S. and highlights cutting-edge efforts.

New Mexico: Simply Enchanting

New Mexico offers a combination that’s hard to beat, with scenic beauty and benefits to business that continue to entice.

Happy Economic Development Week!

As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

Energizing Louisiana’s Future

Louisiana is ready to be the prime global hub for liquefied natural gas exports, and it’s aiming to be the national leader in cybersecurity.

Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

The leading utilities are finding innovative ways to seal the deal on new development projects. They’re also ahead of the curve on low-cost efficiency, smart-grid technology and the conversion to renewables.

Greater Memphis: The Gold Standard for Water

Greater Memphis has an abundant supply of pure, sweet water: The Memphis Sands Aquifer holds nearly 100 trillion gallons of this precious commodity, which is becoming an economic development priority.

NYSERDA Offers $36M To Cut Energy Costs

New York will support adoption of advanced technologies to help businesses and building owners track energy use in real time, pinpoint waste, cut costs and drive more than $200 million in energy savings.

Southern California Water Recycling Project To Make History

The $110 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant will enable the Water Replenishment District to develop the first locally sustainable groundwater basins in California.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

1,000th Michigan Business Lands Energy Incentives

A Chinese auto parts maker joins Michigan businesses that have received over $7.5 million in Consumers Energy's new construction incentives.

Cyber Pearl Harbor

The number of incidents involving hacking into key infrastructure has tripled in the past two years. Most of these cyber-intrusions appear to be exploratory in nature, but a few have crossed the line and caused physical damage.

Florida Industrial Sites Join Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program

Duke Energy has just completed the evaluation of industrial sites in Florida’s Pasco, Polk and Sumter counties through the company's Site Readiness Program, which helps advance prime parcels for industrial development opportunities.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Val Hale, Executive Director, Utah GOED

Utah has the sixth fastest average Internet speeds in the country and the fastest speeds in the Western U.S.

Google to Build $600 Million Alabama Data Center

Google will build a $600 million data center in Alabama’s Jackson County, creating up to 100 jobs at a facility powered by renewable energy.

State Focus: Carolinas – Similar States With Coastal Clout

North and South Carolina may not be alike in many ways, but it appears they share similar stories.

Industry Focus: Water Resources – Greater Memphis, 100 Trillion Gallons

Greater Memphis has an abundant supply of pure, sweet water: the Memphis Sands Aquifer holds nearly 100 trillion gallons of this precious commodity, which is becoming an economic development priority.

USDA Awards Loans And Grants To Support Rural Economic Development

Infrastructure investments funded through USDA grants will help create jobs and expand rural manufacturing.

Business Report: Georgia – Mercedes-Benz USA Relocates Headquarters To Atlanta

The auto giant cites the quality of life in Metro Atlanta as a key factor in its decision to invest $74 million in a new facility, creating 800 jobs.

Keeping Up with the Bristols

A metro community that spans two states also keeps one foot in the future.

Not So Hot

As Niagara Falls freezes to a trickle, the nation's scientists quietly reveal their plan to combat global warming.

Expedient Announces Latest Data Center Expansion In Cleveland, OH

The opening of additional high-capacity data center space comes on the heels of several other Expedient data center expansions.

Ghost Systems Cybersecurity Company Opens Up Headquarters In Incline Village, NV

Ghost Systems opens global headquarters in Incline Village, NV, with offices and SafePlace Centers also opening in Reno, NV.

Buying the Rope

The titans of Silicon Valley bow before China's new Internet Czar.

QTS Completes Phase I Construction Of Dallas-Fort Worth Data Center

With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers.

Smart Grid Technologies Revenue Expected To Reach $70.2 Billion Annually

Navigant Research forecast—revenue from smart grid technologies could reach $70.2 billion annually by 2023.

Businesses Perceive Little Value In Switching Electricity Vendors

New analysis surveyed 250 medium and large C&I companies across five verticals: manufacturing, data centers, hospitals, small franchises and education.

Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.

Industry Focus: Data Centers – To Serve And Protect

In the age of “big data,” where and how information is housed can be key to a successful business expansion strategy. Here are some ideal locations for your next data center.

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